How Important Is It That My Kids Go To Christian School?

A child’s experiences in school form the building blocks of that child’s spiritual foundation. Considering that, on average, children spend about 1200 hours in school each year, the people with whom your child interacts during this time frame will have a profound impact on your child’s spiritual development. Here are three important roles a Christian schoolteacher…  [read the full post]

Teaching Christian Worldview to our Children

Worldview matters. And we dare say that, in light of all that is happening in the world today, worldview matters more than ever. Why? To answer that question, we must first define worldview. Simply put, our worldview consists of the set of beliefs – or the lens – through which we interpret the world around…  [read the full post]

Avoiding the Summer Slide – Summer Reading Ideas for Kids

The following post is shared with us by HCA Elementary School Librarian, Marla Lewis. Have you heard of the Summer Slide?  Our kids do a lot of sliding over the summer. They slide at the park, at baseball and softball games, slide out of bed after sleeping in, and slide down water slides at water…  [read the full post]

8 Keys to Succeed in Elementary School

“Research shows that parent support is more important to school success than a child’s IQ, economic status or school setting.“ –US Department of Education Success in school, and in life, can be guided and nurtured from a very early start. Beginning in elementary school, children can be led towards the habits that will establish a…  [read the full post]

Want To Give Your Young Student A Huge Advantage? Try Reading Aloud!

The following post is shared with us by HCA Elementary School Librarian, Marla Lewis. Last fall, the HCA teachers met on a staff development day to talk about the benefits of reading aloud to students. We reviewed the book written by Jim Trelease called “The Read Aloud Handbook” which I highly recommend to all parents.…  [read the full post]

Choosing The Right School For Your Child

Choosing the right school environment for your child can seem like an overwhelming job. There are multiple choices (public, Christian, home, virtual) and each has its benefits and downfalls. And while making the right choice for your child is of utmost importance, it somehow feels more weighty when the children are young – elementary school…  [read the full post]

What Christian Education Means To Me . . . Sixth Grade Words Of Wisdom

Quality Christian Education covers a wide array of topics. Excellence in academics, leadership development and preparation for the future are certainly among the top priorities. However, at the very top of the list of values that drive Christian educators is the teaching that God is central to all life. Whether it be in the classroom…  [read the full post]

The Elementary School Mistake

Choosing a school for your young child . . . it’s a really big decision! As parents, we always want what’s best for our children. We also want to give them every possible advantage – academically, spiritually, socially. We often try to exhibit some control over what they watch, who they spend time with, and…  [read the full post]

Our Mission: Battle Ready and Standing Firm

Educating our children is a powerful generational tool that enables our children to be well-grounded in the Word of God, enabling them to stand firm in their faith against the world, the flesh and the devil. The following is an excerpt from the article “Why Christian Education?” by Jim Drexel, as seen in  World, the…  [read the full post]

Basic Training 101

As we provide Christian education for our elementary students, there are three essentials that each child needs in order to serve God in today’s world and culture. These essentials are: (1) an understanding of God’s creation, (2) an appreciation and reverence for God’s Holy Word, and (3) a desire to seek and do God’s will…  [read the full post]